EPA Reaches Deal With DOD Over Military Base Cleanup

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Defense have reached an agreement governing the cleanup of Superfund sites on Joint Base Andrews, formerly known as Andrews Air Force Base, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., announced Wednesday.

Cardin said a number of DOD facilities across the country had refused to sign mandatory cleanup agreements with the EPA for more than a decade, despite being required to do so by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

Wednesday's federal facility agreement sets up an enforceable...
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